I'm drawing inspiration...

from building partnerships between Philadelphia neighborhoods and non-profit arts organizations for both large and small-scale mural projects. As a teaching artist I have developed project-based lessons, for after-school, weekend, and summer arts programming. These lessons for K-12 students, range from pattern designs printed on vinyl wraps for a fleet of 20 Philadelphia Recycling trucks to the development of an outreach art education program for RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residence) a local artist residency program located at a recycling center. The last 8 years of working both outside of the classroom in communities with arts non-profits and teaching in the Philadelphia K- 12 public school classroom has given me a vast range of experience and skills.  I have supervised the careful orchestration of paint distribution to over a 100 volunteers painting a 3-story mural to the choreographed dance of a classroom of 33 students painting in a small art room with no sink.

What fuels my lessons for my students is my own active artist practice. My artistic interest in my studio practice informs and inspires the development of engaging lessons for my students. My interior and exterior installation work are part of an ongoing narrative. An evolving mythology about the nuisances of motherhood.  I am the wolf, the fawn and the doe. The core of my work is about moments and memories it is both temporary and ever changing. Each new work is a site specific painting created in the same narrative style from each previous piece